John Aycoth, president and CEO of The Rice House Healthcare Program, stands in front of the new Rice House offices/clinic in Durham. Aycoth, a former Washington lobbyist who lost about 200 pounds on the Duke Rice Diet, has revived the once-famous program after it closed in 2012.
John Aycoth, president and CEO of The Rice House Healthcare Program, stands in front of the new Rice House offices/clinic in Durham. Aycoth, a former Washington lobbyist who lost about 200 pounds on the Duke Rice Diet, has revived the once-famous program after it closed in 2012. hlynch@newsobserver.com
John Aycoth, president and CEO of The Rice House Healthcare Program, stands in front of the new Rice House offices/clinic in Durham. Aycoth, a former Washington lobbyist who lost about 200 pounds on the Duke Rice Diet, has revived the once-famous program after it closed in 2012. hlynch@newsobserver.com

‘Fat City’s’ Rice House is back in business

February 23, 2014 4:35 PM